Board of Directors
David Myerberg, MD, JD – President
Dr. Myerberg is the Principal at Myerberg Law, PLLC, a firm that consults on medical malpractice cases. He transitioned in 2014 from Jackson Kelly, PLLC, a regional defense law firm, after being a member for 10 years. He received his MD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and practiced medicine for 19 years from 1973 to 1992 before attending law school at West Virginia University. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine. He has owned a house at Deep Creek Lake since 1986. From 2010 to 2015 he was Chair of the Deep Creek Lake Policy and Review Board and in 2013-14 he was Chair of the Deep Creek Watershed Management Plan Steering Committee. He has four children and eight grandchildren and hopes that they will always enjoy the lake and the watershed.
Bob Hoffmann – Vice President - Fundraising
Retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1996 as a Brigadier General after serving over 28 years on active duty then worked for a British Security Firm as well as a couple of defense contractors in the Northern Virginia area until 2010. Has been a property owner since 2002 and fulltime resident since 2010. He is currently semi-retired and lives off Boy Scout Road with his wife Julia and two cats. He is the immediate Past President of the Property Owners' Association of Deep Creek Lake (2013-2018), served as the Deep Creek Lake Property Owners Association representative to the Deep Creek Lake Policy Review Board, is a member of the Garrett County Board of Zoning Appeals, and served as a member of the Deep Creek Lake Watershed Management Plan Steering Group.
Brian O'Brien- Treasurer
After graduating from West Virginia University with a B.S. in Business Administration, Brian joined Schneider Downs Accounting Firm. He would quickly become a shareholder in the Schneider Downs Accounting, Assurance, and Advisory Services department. His areas of specialization include governmental and not-for-profit entities; conservation
and environmental organizations; coal, mineral and oil and gas extractive; contracting; and wholesale industries. In addition, he is directly involved with organizations that receive governmental and other financial assistance. Brian is frequently sought after as a source of information and quoted in publications such as Forbes Magazine and the Chronicle of Philanthropy. His expertise in dealing with both not-for-profit and closely held businesses and their unique tax characteristics has served clients well. Since his retirement in March 2019, Brian serves as “Of Special Counsel” to the firm’s Board of Directors. Brian raised his family in the Deep Creek Lake area and enjoys the active, four-season lifestyle this area has to offer.
After transitioning to Deep Creek Lake with her husband, who is native to the area, Nina fell completely in love with Garrett County. She is a full time real estate agent with Railey Realty and has an intense passion for working with and helping others. Nina also teaches group exercise classes at Deep Creek Fitness and is an exercise content developer for an online personal training company, Complete Physique. With a B.S. degree from West Virginia University, Nina is currently pursuing her MBA, and she has become very involved in the local community. She, her husband, Max and daughter, Allie currently reside in the Mc Henry area and take full advantage of all that the watershed has to offer.
Doug has enjoyed a long career in senior sales management for domestic and international beverage companies, requiring extensive travel abroad. Prior to his retirement, Doug was the Vice President/ General Manager of a 50-truck contracting company in the metro Baltimore-Washington area. Throughout his career, Doug was very active in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, serving as a Division Captain. Doug’s first job after graduating from the University of Maryland was managing a restaurant/bar at Deep Creek Lake, (1970-1971). After owning a vacation home at Deep Creek since 2001, he and his wife, Gisele, moved from Annapolis in 2015 to live full time on the Lake.
Morgan France - Director of Projects
Property owner on Deep Creek since 1968 who has lived on the lake at 729 Chadderton School Road since 1987. Retired land surveyor and professional engineer. In private practice since 1974, and a vice president of Century Engineering, Inc. from 2000 to 2011. Member of the board of directors of the Oakland B & O Museum and the Property Owners Association, and founding member of the SPORE group, the Monday old folks meeting at Brenda's, and worked on the Water Levels Subcommittee for the Water Shed Management Plan.
Elizabeth Georg is an attorney at Deep Creek Title Group in Oakland, Maryland and offers legal and professional experience in business law, estate planning, real estate, and oil, gas, and civil litigation. She serves as counsel for such entities as the Garrett County Liquor Control Board and the Garrett County Board of Realtors. Georg is actively involved in the Garrett County community and serves as a director on the following boards: The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce, The Garrett College Foundation, First United Wealth Management Advisory Council, and serves as co-chair of the Garrett County Economic Development Corporation. She was appointed as a member of the Garrett County Planning Commission by the Garrett County Commissioners in 2016. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Vermont Law School in 2003, and her Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Idaho State University in 2000. She is admitted to the bars of Maryland and West Virginia. Elizabeth resides in the McHenry area with her son, Avery.
Brent is a native of Garrett County where he grew up on his family farm, which has been in his family since 1875. After graduating from Mount Saint Mary’s University, Brent decided to move to Colorado in order to experience what the West had to offer. After working for an international mutual fund company for 8 years and exploring throughout the Rocky Mountains, he moved to Boise, Idaho, with his now fiancé, Aubrey. While the new city was exciting, the draw of family, friends, and Garrett County as a whole were too much to ignore. They packed up their belongings, started their cross-country trip back home and haven’t looked back. Brent is now a 4th generation Garrett County Real Estate Agent. When Brent isn’t assisting his clients, you’ll find him enjoying the lake, working on their farm, seeking out photography opportunities or exploring the countless acres of public land in the area.
As a local real estate agent, Sandy knows the economic impact and importance of the Deek Creek Watershed. After owning and operating several retail stores in the Baltimore, MD, and Washington, D.C., area for more than 13 years, Sandy moved to the Deep Creek Lake area and began her new life in this beautiful community. She served on the Oakland Golf Club Board for 8 years and currently serves as the Treasurer for the Tanglewood HOA and the Oakland Women's Golf Association. She brings an extensive background of accounting experience and passion for business and community.
Carolyn Sheaffer - Secretary
Carolyn Sheaffer has been a resident of Garrett County since 1995. After a long career in the health care field she is now the owner/operator of the Pilates Clinic in McHenry. She holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing from University of Maryland and has practiced as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is married and has three children and five grandchildren. Carolyn is an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoys boating, stand up paddle boarding, and biking in the summer and skiing in the winter. She and her husband have enjoyed the Deep Creek Watershed and Deep Creek Lake since moving here and she is committed to doing what she can to preserve and protect these beautiful resources for generations to come. She also is an organic vegetable gardener.
Nicole is a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE), one of only 450 in the country, and is a graduate of the Institute for Organization Management. She was recently named the Maryland Chamber Executive of the Year by the Maryland Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. She has held senior level/CEO positions at four different Chambers and helped lead her Chamber of Commerce in Davenport, Iowa to the coveted designation of 2008 Chamber of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). She attended the University of Kentucky where she studied Political Science and Advertising. She is a native of Fort. Thomas, Kentucky and an avid Kentucky Wildcat basketball fan.
Born in Oakland and spent his summers in Garrett County where many of his family roots run deep. Attended school in both Pittsburgh (elementary/ secondary) and Baltimore (Bachelor of Arts, Loyola College). Work career in numerous global senior executive positions in both the plastics and aluminum industries, most recently (2015) retiring as CEO and President of Tri-Arrows Aluminum (Louisville, Kentucky). Pat previously served on numerous industry and civic boards. He and his wife Barb have three grown children and three grandchildren. They now reside full time in their Oakland home near the Youghiogheny River.
Ashley grew up on a dairy farm in nearby Preston County. She has an Associates of Arts from Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Horticulture and a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy from West Virginia University. During her career, she has written Nutrient Management Plans in West Virginia and Maryland and has worked with landowners to preserve their farmland through the Federal Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program. She currently works for University of Maryland Extension in Garrett County as a Senior Agent specializing in Home Horticulture Education and Maryland Master Gardener Program. Ashley, her husband Josh, and daughter Abigail raise beef steers and grow fresh vegetable produce on their family farm.
Former career United States Justice Department litigator, supervisor and administrator, he is a playwright and an international election observer who also lectures on election dispute adjudication in the United States and abroad. He was a past member of the Deep Creek Policy and Review Board, the Board of Directors of the Deep Creek Watershed Foundation and has been on the board of directors of Garrett Trails and the Deep Creek Lake Property Owners Association. Barry and his wife, Lyn, have had a home on Deep Creek Lake since 1991.
Steve became a ski instructor at Wisp Resort while a student at the University of Maryland. He quickly figured out Garrett County was the place for him. In 1991 he bought into High Mountain Sports and today is the sole owner. Steve is a founder and current Treasurer of Garrett Trails, has been on the Garrett County Chamber Board of Directors and has served as the President. He is also an Assistant Scoutmaster with Oakland Troop 22. Steve also served on the Deep Creek Lake Watershed Plan Steering Committee, is a currently serving on the Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, and the Maryland Outdoor Recreation Economic Commission. In his spare time Steve enjoys running, swimming, biking, and playing with his dogs.
Barbara graduated from Duquesne University (RN, BSN, and completed graduate studies at the University of Pittsburg and Kings College – University of London. She had a career in public health in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, was clinical coordinator for McKeesport Hospital (Allegheny County), was Executive Director for the Center for Victims of Violent Crime (Allegheny County). Barbara was elected to the Allegheny County Government Study Commission, served as an Allegheny County Commissioner for 2 terms, was elected Auditor General for 2 terms, was elected Pennsylvania State Treasurer for 2 terms, was elected President of the National Association of State Auditors, Controllers, Treasurers, and was elected President and the Pennsylvania State School Employees Pension Board. She left State Serviced in 2005 and became President of Hafer And Associates LLC until 2010. She was married to John A Pidgeon (deceased) and has a daughter Bethany Hafer. She Resides in Indiana, Pennsylvania and Deep Creek Lake. Her interests include sports, music, reading, and politics.
Steve and his wife Amy have been property owners in the Deep Creek Lake Area since 2010 and moved here from Baltimore full time in 2012. Steve most recently joined Garrett County Habitat for Humanity in February 2019 as the Executive Director. Prior to that he served as the Garrett Regional Medical Center Vice President of Foundation with responsibilities including Major Giving, Special Events and Capital Campaigns. Prior to joining the hospital Steve served as Chief Operating Officer for the Baltimore Area Council Boy Scouts of America serving 50,000 families in Central Maryland and managing all aspects of finance and operations. He is a graduate of Loyola University Maryland and holds Non Profit Executive Director and Development Certifications from Murray State University.
Kristin is a Garrett County native who grew up with a special appreciation for the natural beauty and opportunity offered in this beautiful area. She graduated from West Virginia University in 2014 with a degree in Print Journalism and a minor in Communications. Since graduation, Kristin has been working for Railey Realty serving as their Media & Marketing Director. In her free time, you can catch her with a camera in her hand capturing the sunrise, at the barn spending time with her horse, or 100 pages into a good book.